(W)right On Communications Promotes One and Hires Two

SAN DIEGO; Dec. 7, 2017–(W)right On Communications, Inc., an integrated strategic communications agency with offices in Solana Beach, Los Angeles and Vancouver, has added Communications Strategist Sandra Wellhausen and Graphic Designer KeAsha Rogers while promoting Kara DeMent to Communications Strategist.

Wellhausen is supporting nonprofit clients Radiant Health Centers of Orange County, Tri-City Hospital Foundation and New Haven Youth and Family Services of Vista as well as energy efficiency communications for the City of San Diego’s Environmental Services Department. Wellhausen brings 14 years of public relations experience and started her career with the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and local Swedish American chamber. Fluent in four languages, Sandra holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications degree (magna cum laude) from San Diego State University, and is recipient of the Communicator Award of Excellence; Bernay’s Award of Excellence; and the American Chamber of Commerce Executive Award.

Rogers brings (W)right On’s client partner brands and stories to life through her print, digital and multimedia design strategies. She has over eight years of brand identity, digital content strategy, SEO and analytics, and motion graphics experience with a background in and passion for cause-related projects. Most recently, she worked in-house for NPHS, a community development non-profit that serves families in the Inland Empire, Los Angeles and San Diego with housing and financial services. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communications from Westwood College. Additionally, she is a veteran who served in the U.S. Army Reserves including deployments to Bosnia.

DeMent supports the agency’s hospitality public relations clients such as Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, San Diego Tourism Marketing District and Visit Oceanside as well as its healthcare public relations practice including WESTliving senior living communities and Tri-City Medical Center. She has over four years of experience and joined (W)right On in 2015 following her experience working in an agency environment as well as in-house for the Orlando Magic. She graduated from California State University, San Bernardino with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with an emphasis in PR and mass communications.

“Sandra and KeAsha are great additions to the agency’s roster of creative, strategic leaders making a positive impact for our client partners, and client partners are already benefiting and achieving more wins from their contributions and Kara’s expanded capabilities and responsibilities,” says President and Founder Julie Wright.

About (W)right On Communications, Inc.

Founded in 1998 with client partners coast to coast, public relations and marketing communications agency (W)right On Communications provides award-winning public relations, community outreach, graphic design, social media, employee communications, video production, presentation and media training, and crisis communications services to a diverse client community in the B2B, energy, healthcare, hospitality, infrastructure development, nonprofit, professional services, technology and clean tech sectors. For more, see www.wrightoncomm.com.

 

(W)right On Communications Opens Los Angeles Public Relations Office

 

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Downtown Los Angeles public relations office will support the agency’s client partners across Southern California

SAN DIEGO; May 30, 2017 — (W)right On Communications, Inc. has expanded operations with the opening of a new Los Angeles public relations office.

“Downtown L.A. provides easy and centralized access to client partners all over the Los Angeles region,” says Grant Wright, CEO and Managing Partner, and the downtown continues to undergo a vibrant resurgence. We are excited to be in the heart of it all at Bunker Hill’s Gas Tower.”

“A number of our San Diego-based client partners also do business and have operations in the Los Angeles area, so this is a natural progression to ensure the agency best meets their and future partners’ needs,” adds Wright.

The agency is currently seeking new team members for the Los Angeles public relations office.

About (W)right On Communications, Inc.

Founded in 1998 with client partners coast to coast, public relations and marketing communications agency (W)right On Communications provides award-winning public relations, community outreach, graphic design, social media, employee communications, video production, presentation and media training, and crisis communications services to a diverse client community in the B2B, energy, healthcare, hospitality, infrastructure development, nonprofit, professional services, technology, manufacturing and clean tech sectors. For more, see www.wrightoncomm.com.

 

(W)right On Communications adds University of Redlands to its client roster

SOLANA BEACH, Calif.; April 26, 2017—(W)right On Communications, Inc. has partnered with the University of Redlands to share the stories of its remarkable alumni, students and personalized learning programs. The private, nonprofit liberal arts school based in the Inland Empire educates over 5,000 graduate and undergraduate students annually with one in 10 members of its freshmen class last fall drawn from San Diego. In addition to a scenic 160-acre campus in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains, the University of Redlands operates seven regional campuses across Southern California offering degrees in business and management to working professionals. Its San Diego campus recently relocated to 2020 Camino Del Rio North in Mission Valley.

UoRSan Diego alumni making a difference include restaurateur and Chef Carl Schroeder (’91) of Market Restaurant + Bar in Del Mar; San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles magazine Publisher Mark McKinnon (‘91) and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego CEO Kathryn Kanjo (’86).

Ninety-five percent of all University of Redlands’ undergraduates receive financial aid. Its students also extend their learning beyond the classroom to complete more than 120,000 hours of community service annually, in the Inland Empire and abroad. Studying abroad is encouraged at University of Redlands, and the school has been ranked 11th nationally for its undergraduate study abroad participation rate estimated to be over 55 percent.

Business students can travel to Leeds and Dublin in the United Kingdom to perform a consulting engagement as part of a capstone class offered twice each year to qualified candidates. Through another program, they can also be paired with a successful local business leader as a mentor to support their studies and career goals.

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The main campus was founded in 1907 in Redlands. Its satellite campuses for working professionals are in Burbank, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Riverside, San Diego, South Coast Metro and Temecula. The university offers more than 50 undergraduate programs, as well as 20 graduate programs in business, communicative disorders, education, geographic information systems and music—blending liberal arts and professional programs, applied and theoretical study, traditional majors, and self-designed curricula. Its NCAA Division III athletic program contributes to the many extracurricular opportunities available, while its distinctive Johnston Center for Integrative Studies enables self-motivated undergraduates to negotiate their own interdisciplinary course of study with a faculty/peer committee. For more, see www.redlands.edu.

About (W)right On Communications, Inc.

Founded in 1998 with client partners coast to coast, public relations and marketing communications agency (W)right On Communications provides award-winning public relations, community outreach, graphic design, social media, employee communications, video production, presentation and media training, and crisis communications services. The agency supports a diverse community of client partners in the B2B, energy and clean tech, healthcare, hospitality, infrastructure development, nonprofit, professional services and technology sectors. It has offices in Los Angeles, Solana Beach and Vancouver, Canada. For more, see www.wrightoncomm.com.

(W)right On Communications Adds Four Team Members

SAN DIEGO, Calif.; Oct. 20, 2016San Diego public relations agency (W)right On Communications has added four new team members. Aisha Belagam joins the agency as Communications Strategist, Collin Chappelle as Video Producer, Phelan Riessen as Lead headshot_aishaDeveloper and Teronda Williams as Marketing and Administrative Coordinator. With a multi-cultural background, Belagam brings experience in public relations, marketing, social media and advertising most recently with Vitality Medical and ViTRO Agency. She graduated magna cum laude from San Diego State University. Chappelle has been shooting both video and stills since 2004 and specializes in community journalism, business to business storytelling and commercial advertising.
Using the latest digital cinema equipment, including 6K-capable headshot_colincameras and aerial drones, Chappelle has collaborated with client partners such as Coca-Cola, the United States Marine Corps, AMWAY, Milk Life, NASCAR and many others. Chappelle holds a Master of Art in Commercial Photography degree from Savannah College of Art and Design. Riessen is a well-established web developer and known locally for his support of various technology and business events around town including RefreshSD, March Mingle and Startup Week. Williams’ experience in marketing and administration includes positions with La Vida Del Mar, CW6 Channelheadshot_phelan and the Rock Church, and she is a Cal State University San Marcos graduate.

“Our new team members bring excellent practice area knowledge and technical skill to help us provide the full spectrum of communications expertise to our client partners,” says Grant Wright, CEO of (W)right On Communications.

About (W)right On Communications

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Founded in 1998 in Vancouver, British Columbia, (W)right On Communications is among California’s largest communications and public relations agencies. Supporting the hospitality, healthcare, energy, technology, professional services, government agencies, land development and other industries, San Diego-based (W)right On has produced results-driven media relations, social media, crisis communication, graphic design, videography, branding and marketing campaigns for client partners including hotels, hospitals, major utilities, startups, clean tech and renewable energy providers, land developers, city governments and universities among many others. To learn more about (W)right On, visit wrightoncomm.com.

Meet the Team: Aisha Belagam

 

headshot_aishaWe’re giving you the inside scoop on the entire WOC team with our “Meet the Team” series. This month, the spotlight is on our new Jr. Communications Strategist, Aisha Belagam.

Aisha brings a competitive advantage to the (W)right On team with her diverse background and unique upbringing. Her experiences in very different parts of the world including Salt Lake City, Utah and the island of Penang in Malaysia have challenged her to develop into a interculturally competent person.

She has accumulated broad experience in journalism, public relations, marketing and advertising with clients in various industries such as healthcare, consumer, technology, hospitality, entertainment and government. After graduating high school at the age of 16, Aisha attended San Diego State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Arts in Journalism and an emphasis in Public Relations.

Her love for writing, culture, socializing and traveling comes together perfectly in her position at (W)right On.

What would you be doing if you weren’t at your current job?

I would probably be in school working towards an M.B.A., becoming one step closer to owning my own business.

What’s one word you would use to describe yourself?

Ever-evolving

Fill in the blank. “If you really knew me, you’d know ____.”

About my love for anything by the water.

What super power would you like to have?

Mind reading

What would a “perfect” day look like to you?

One with the end-goal of happiness. Whether it’s a simple summer day at Del Mar beach or an extravagant time exploring Bangkok – it’s all about finding the joy in life.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in the past year?

Change is inevitable. Embrace it.

Best vacation you’ve had?

Bangkok, Thailand.

What’s your most embarrassing moment at work?

We were preparing to pitch to a doll brand at the advertising agency I worked at and the CEO asked us to share any personal experiences we had with the brand. What was supposed to be a private reply to the CEO ended up being sent to the entire agency, showcasing my cringe-worthy childhood story in a hot pink font with embarrassing photos. For the next few months, colleagues would reply to my emails with a hot pink cursive font. Curse you, “Reply All”.

Favorite quote?

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
― Oscar Wilde

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would be cast as you?

Frieda Pinto

If you were stuck on an island and could only choose 5 CDs, what would they be?

  • Purple Rain by Prince
  • The Best of Ravi Shankar
  • Lenny Kravitz’ Greatest Hits
  • Aerosmith: Greatest Hits
  • Michael Jackson’s Greatest Hits

Fill in the blank. “People would be surprised if they knew___.”

That I ended up attending 10 different private schools with very different curriculums from elementary through high school because of all the moving I did.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Fake people

What TV show/movie is your guilty pleasure?

Entourage

What’s one thing you can’t live without?

Love

Favorite line from a movie?

“I love you.” “…Thanks.” – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

What’s the best gift you have ever received?

A very well-loved teddy bear

What do you like to do in your free time?

I enjoy fashion, culture, the beach, music, traveling, dining out, shopping, writing, and socializing.

Meet the Team: Jasmine – Marketing & Communications Coordinator

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We’re giving you the inside scoop on the entire WOC team with our “Meet the Team” series. This month, the spotlight is on our new Marketing & Administrative Coordinator, Jasmine Demers.

Jasmine is a known as an outgoing, self-starter with a passion for marketing communication. As the Marketing & Administrative Coordinator, she is responsible for (W)right On’s internal communication efforts as well as the support of client, employee and management needs.

Jasmine received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Cal State San Marcos, where she held a position as the Student Affairs Marketing & Promotion Assistant. She played an integral role in developing a new student life program for the university, along with the creation and maintenance of an official CSU website and social media platforms.

She takes pride in being able to connect to an audience and provide content that is engaging, fun and meaningful. Jasmine also has a love for writing and was the Managing Editor for the university newspaper. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her husband and dogs, going to the beach, reading, watching movies and traveling.

What would you be doing if you weren’t at your current job?
I wouldn’t be able to sit still. I have always found a way to keep busy and I know I’d be looking for a way to progress in my career.

What’s one word you would use to describe yourself?
Ambitious

Fill in the blank. “If you really knew me, you’d know ____.”
If you really knew me, you’d know that I am a feminist and social justice advocate.

What super power would you like to have?
I would love to have healing powers. I think the world could use a lot less physical and emotional pain.

What would a “perfect” day look like to you?
A perfect day would be being outdoors with my family and dogs, drinking wine, going swimming and playing card/board games.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in the past year?
You are the biggest obstacle standing between yourself and happiness. Self-appreciation is key.

Best vacation you’ve had?
Some of my greatest memories are from trips to Disneyland with my husband. We hope to go again soon!

What’s your most embarrassing moment at work?
There was this time I was working as a pizza delivery driver while in college, and I dropped a pizza on the ground right in front of a customer. I cried in my car before bringing them a new one!

Favorite quote?
“I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” ―Malala Yousafzai

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would be cast as you?
Chloe Grace Moretz

What’s your drink of choice?
It’s a tie between Moscato or Sangria. Just bring me both!

If you were stuck on an island and could only choose 5 CDs, what would they be?
10,000 Days by Tool, Speak Now by Taylor Swift, 1989 by Taylor Swift, 21 by Adele and Stripped by Christina Aguilera.

Fill in the blank. “People would be surprised if they knew___.”
People would be surprised if they knew that in high school I was the Drum Major of the marching band, the captain of my Academic Decathlon team, and a varsity cheerleader. Like I said before, I like to keep busy.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?
For some reason, it really bothers me when people don’t say bless you. It’s not even a religious thing, it just seems polite I guess!

What tv show/movie is your guilty pleasure?
I’ve watched all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls four times. No Shame.

What’s one thing you can’t live without?
My family!

Favorite line from a movie?
“I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly and then all at once.” – The Fault in Our Stars

Do you have an office nickname? What is it?
The consensus so far is either Jazz or Jazzmanian Devil.

What’s the best gift you have ever received?
It’s really hard to choose, but it’s between a necklace that I was given by my husband while he was away at boot camp and a poem that was written for me by my dad after I graduated college.

What do you like to do in your free time?
I really love to hike with my dogs, go to the beach, watch movies and travel!